Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Contest Continues! Poster for "True Blood"
AUTHORS & BOOKS
My contest for one of Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles runs through Friday evening!
If you want to see how Alan Ball is taking over Charlaine Harris's Southern VampireTrue Blood" books, take a look at the new " comic book. "The first full 16 pages of the story will be available starting July 24th at HBO.com/TrueBlood, with new installations every Wednesday." (Top Cow) It looks way tacky.
Review of First Blood, an anthology by Susan Sizemore, Erin McCarthy, Chris Marie Green and Meljean Brook. "Ms. Sizemore shares a dark tale of hellhounds that, while it is shapeshifters, may be disturbing for sensitive readers. Ms. McCarthy creates a more romantic read." (Darque Reviews)
Carolyn Jean blogs about Kresley Cole's No Rest for the Wicked. "Here’s what I want to talk about—one of the things I most love about this whole series: Kresley Cole doesn’t do anything halfway. Everything is HUGE!" (The Trillionth Page) You know, you all have very filthy minds. I'm sure she doesn't mean that at all.
TELEVISION & THE INTERNETS
Above is the cover for the new poster for "True Blood," the series being mis-adapted by Alan Ball from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire novels. "I must admit I obsessed with the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. They are so incredible and trashy, think Anne Rice meets Danielle Steele meets VC Andrews, and they all have glitter on the cover art." (I'm Not Angry)
While that's funny, I don't think it's at all accurate. (Even though funny is always more important than accurate.) First, I wouldn't call Harris's books trashy. She's quite a good writer. Second, Harris's book covers are obviously done in homage to artist Marc Chagall. I don't recall any glitter on the covers of her books, but I'm not at home to check.
MOVIES & DVDS
Interview with David Duchovny about the upcoming "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" movie. "The key for me to get back into this guy that I started playing in 1993 was just to allow the character to mature and grow into another phase of his life." (Tampa Bay)
GRATUITOUS VIDEO OF THE DAY
You know I'm supposed to be on vacation. It's only residual Catholic guilt that makes me look for GVDs for you. Because I worry. Because I care. So as we gear up for Chris Carter's next "The X-Files" movie, here's a GVD with Bree Smith's "David Duchovny, Why Won't You Love Me." Her lyrics are genius: "Sitting like a mindless clone/Wishing he would tap my phone."
Posted by Marta at 8:39 AM